Families love their all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, but
Caribbean resorts welcome families, too. Budget alert: many of these properties are high-end.
Here’s a selection of handpicked special offers that are currently available in favorite kid-friendly resorts and destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Also remember that American citizens do not need a passport to visit Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands (USVI). This page will be updated regularly, so please come back often.
AddressOne Casino Drive Suite #59, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
This legendary mega-resort has a state-of-the-art AQUAVENTURE waterpark that's part of a 97-acre "waterscape": visitors find thrill waterslides, large and small kids pool, kiddie waterplay zone, lazy river, lagoon with watersports, shark lagoon, and more. An Atlantis-themed subterranean area, The Dig, is a signature feature. Also at The Atlantis: Lego-themed kids club, Marina Village, and a range of lodgings with plenty of luxury available.
Address300B Chocolate Hole Road, Cruz Bay, VA 00830
This popular property is on St. John in "America's Caribbean", the USVI ( where no passport is required for US citizens.) This resort has kids club and family activities. Two-thirds of St. John is a National Park; be sure to explore the island. Sign up for outings, or rent a jeep and explore on your own.
Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jamaica
AddressRose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay, Jamaica
This resort near Montego Bay has 1000 feet of shore, plus golf, kids programs, all inclusive plans available, and -- top feature for families-- its own 110,00 sq.ft private water park, with waterslides and lazy river.
AddressJohn Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica
This legendary playground of the rich and famous welcomes families and even has a Pineapple Kids Club for ages 3 to 12. Kids menu too. Expect to dress in the evenings. Read about Round Hill for families in a first-hand report at the NYTimes.
Address1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, PR 00738
The luxury El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa ("El Con") has 500 acres; a water park with waterslides, lazy river, kids' pool; a private island playground, with beach, watersports, cafe; kids club. No passport is needed, for US citizens to travel to Puerto Rico.
AddressLee Road, Valley, Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands
This luxury family resort, with kids programs; is one of the few resorts in the British Virgin Islands.
One & Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
AddressOne and Only Ocean Club, The Bahamas
One&Only Resorts are created for the luxury travel market; this one is on Paradise Island, and welcomes families. Kiddie pool; kids programs; and access to The Atlantis mega-resort nearby.
AddressSeven Mile Beach, KY1-1209, Cayman Islands
Many properties in the high-end Ritz-Carlton chain are family-friendly, and this one has a special Kids Program, "Ambassadors of the Environment", created by Jean-Michel Cousteau.
Four Seasons Nevis
AddressPinney's Beach, Charlestown, St Kitts & Nevis
This luxury resort on the small Caribbean island of Nevis has programs plenty for kids and teens; this resort often wins a AAA Five-Diamond rating. (Less than 100 of these ratings are given out.) Nevis is a short ferry ride from St. Kitts, and can be reached by plane as well.
Address858 Frigate Bay Road, Frigate Bay, St Kitts & Nevis
Features here include a long sweep of beach, three freeform pools, and a kids club. Families can explore the small island of St. Kitts, with lush rainforest, waterfalls, (inactive) volcano.